Send money to China from the UK

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    It’s quick and easy to transfer money to China. Fund your transfer by card, bank transfer or cash, simply choose below to get started.

    Your money transfer will arrive in China in minutes1, ask your receiver what’s most convenient for them.

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    Save time by verifying your identity once, right in our app.

    All you need is the receiver’s name and Alipay ID (Chinese mobile number).

    The money will be delivered directly to your receiver’s bank account in China.

    Send money in minutes to qualifying Chinese bank accounts4:

    If you and your receiver are not both Chinese nationals, as the sender you will need to provide a detailed purpose of transfer. This also applies when you send money to yourself, or to Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan.

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    1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

    2 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees and foreign exchange rates may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.

    3 Agent location count valid as of June 30th 2019.

    4 Qualifying accounts must have an associated UnionPay debit card number beginning with ‘62’. Transfers to certain accounts may only be available during China bank processing hours, which are 7.30am to 9.45pm China Standard Time. Funds sent to a first-time receiver may be delayed until WU receives additional required information from the account holder. Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms and Conditions for details.

    5 For mobile transactions funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions. Ant Group, its affiliates and the Alipay Brand (collectively, “Alipay”) are not licensed to provide remittance services in United Kingdom Alipay partners with Western Union which is licensed to conduct remittances in this market, to facilitate the receipt of the remittances in the receiving market powered by Alipay’s technology.